Northern Alberta Railway Park (NAR Park)

Northern Alberta Railway Park (NAR Park)

Northern Alberta Railway Park (NAR Park)
4.5
Visitor CentresSpeciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
N.A.R. Park is short for Northern Alberta Railway Park. It is a cultural and historical park destination that is easily identified by the metal surveyor statue pointing skyward, a towering grain elevator and the famous cairn marking "Mile O" of the Alaska Highway. The N.A.R. Park is the true "Mile 0" of the Alaska Highway dating back to 1942. The park is home to many attractions and exhibits including the Train Station Museum and Visitor Information Centre.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wildflower
Montgomery, MI860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
There are two sign posts: this one in town, and the Mile 0 marker outside the Visitor Center. Be sure to visit the Visitor Center. It has an exhibit upstairs of black and white photos of the Alaska Highway being built. Did you know that much of the work was done by African Americans?
Written 9 December 2015
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GracieG2015
Austin, TX136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Fun place to take your first photo on the Alaska highway. There's a lot of parking and plenty of friendly travelers to take photos of you under the sign.
Written 5 October 2015
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Nowzar A
Beaverton, Oregon, United States135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
This site has several interesting things to see and explore. First and foremost the "Mile 0" monument (stone cairn) that marks the beginning of the historic Alaska Highway's very first segment. Then there is the Grain Elevator Art Gallery that is inside a historic and beautiful grain elevator and is full of interesting artwork. And lastly there is the Visitor's Center that is housed inside the historic Railway Museum. At the museum make sure to watch the video that covers the whole history of the Alaska Highway construction.
Written 2 September 2014
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pehu44
Chichester, UK564 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
This visit didn't start off too well since the person looking after the museum turned up quite late. I wouldn't call this a railway park since the only exhibit outside was a rail carnage that you couldn't get inside. The grain elevator also on the site was under repair and fenced off to the public. The museum was interesting but the exhibition was quite small. But the grounds were well kept and that's about it really.
Written 27 September 2015
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phi12017
Nijmegen, The Netherlands95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We arrived at the Visitor centre but on seeing this eye-catching tourist attraction, we postponed the visit to the centre and decided to have a good look here. We also took some photographs to remind us of our visit.We did visit the visitor Info Centre later
Written 13 August 2018
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Hello! Thank you for visiting both the NAR Park and the Visitor Centre, we hope you enjoyed your time in Dawson Creek. Happy travels!
Written 16 August 2018
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This is basically a Visitor Center with lots of information and helpful staff. It also has a museum with a fee to enter. It is about a block from Mile 0 Post.
Historical Milepost 0 marked by a cairn and arch is at the far end of the Northern Alberta Railway (NAR) Visitor Center parking area.
Written 5 August 2018
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Thanks for stopping in and leaving a kind review! We hope you got all of the photos you needed at Mile 0. Happy travels!
Written 6 August 2018
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Bendorf2@gmail.com
Evansville, IN121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Everyone starting the HWY MUST get their photo in front of this sigh...., it says, I've been here!!!
Written 4 August 2018
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We agree! The Mile 0 post and the cairn are fantastic photo opportunities that will last a lifetime. Thanks for visiting, happy travels!
Written 6 August 2018
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Dalia H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Hilary Gould, Manager Visitor Services, spent the day with our group explaining the history of Dawson Creek and the Alaska Highway. We went to the Alaska House, the “0” Mile marker, the NAR gallery, and even some extras! We had lunch at Tim Hortons and even popped into the local firehouse to chat with the fire captain and got a tour!
Dawson Creek was so friendly — we are really looking to our return stop there on our way home!
Written 8 July 2018
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Hi Dalia! It was such a pleasure to have your group join us for the day. We're so happy you had a wonderful time in Dawson Creek. We're also looking forward to seeing updates of your travels. Thanks again!
Written 9 July 2018
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NEofAZ
Yuma, AZ1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
nice little picture opportunity near the visitor center. you can park your car in front of it to really make it personal to you.
Written 2 June 2018
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Hello! We're very happy to hear that the photo opportunity was a special moment for you. Safe travels!
Written 4 June 2018
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JEAN MARC L
Phoenix, AZ250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Stop and take your picture with sign and RV in the background. This is the start of the adventure. Also stop and see the museum.
Written 16 December 2017
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